Wednesday, 2 May 2012

May 31 Day Blogger's Challenge: Day 2

Today's theme for the blogger's challenge is... You Have The Most...

You're probably expecting me to say dresses aren't you? Well you'd be wrong! It's actually bags.

Shoulder bags, cross-body bags, clutch bags, satchels... I love them all. I've been buying and collecting bags since I got my first month's wages ten years ago. Actually, it's almost to the day I started my first job a decade ago! I had bags before that, of course, but I never had the money for a beautiful collection of bags in my early teen years.


Here's a peek at some of my collection. I have seven alone on the back of my door, (plus some belts), more above my wardrobe, and some stored in the landing cupboard.

Brown and green satchels- both River Island
Salmon studded shoulder bag (as beneath)- Guess
Purple shoulder bag- Morgan
Rucksack- Accessorize
Black quilted shoulder bag- Miss Selfridge
Metallic quilted cross body bag- Warehouse
Purple cross body bag (partially hidden)- Accessorize
Heart shaped quilted cross body bag (partially hidden)- Topshop
Coral saddle bag- Accessorize
Cream/tan/navy striped satchel- River Island

I'm a bit of a bag snob and really particular about what I like, but have never spent an obscene amount of money on one (though I'd like to!). I mostly shop on the great British high-street, where you can find some beautiful good quality bags for really reasonable prices. I usually head to River Island (who do amazing satchels, of which I have three), and Accessorize who always stock a large, varied collection. I do shop around, though. There are so many great accessories in our high street stores.

I'm the kind of girl who swaps over her handbags all the time, depending on my outfit, needs, and mood. It helps the bags last longer if nothing else! Whenever I purchase a new bag, I usually get remarks about how many I must already have- 'haven't you got enough?' And the answer is always 'No!' In my opinion you can never ever have enough bags! Plus I usually have a good memory or story attached to each one.

Another one came in to my possession just this afternoon... Introducing this beautiful new Dorothy Perkins clutch.


It's really roomy, unlike anything I already own, and has a real retro feel to it.


I love the envelope detail, and the pop of colour.


It came from Dorothy Perkins and costs just £15. Money well spent, in my opinion. My mother joked it would go well with my pyjamas. Okay, I can rarely leave the house right now, but I see it as a good investment. I can't take much weight on my shoulders anymore, so something light-weight I can carry is perfect.

I'd love to own a Chanel, Balenciaga, Lulu Guinness, and a Jimmy Choo bag or fifteen. I'm considering saving up to treat myself to one for my thirtieth birthday in 2015 which I plan to celebrate in New York.

What do you have the most of?

18 comments:

  1. OMG. I LOVE the texture of the leather on that clutch. It's sooo beautiful, the colors are perfect together! Such a great buy sweetie, enjoy your new bag ♥

    I like how many chain handles I see, and like I said yesterday you pick the pretties colors! Great collection :)

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    1. The great thing is, it's not even leather so no animals were harmed to make it, yet it looks and feels like leather! I will enjoy it :)

      I do have a bit of an obsession with chain handles! I think they're such a classic feature, and love lots of different colours. Thanks Nita :)

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  2. Love your blog, it's so pretty :) That clutch from DP is amazing too, nice buy. I have too many clothes in general, but I never have anything to wear! x

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    1. Thank you! I have the same problem! Haha!

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  3. oh i do love a bag! and how is it possible to have to many? my ideal would be a bag for every outfit, your colllection is fab, i like your satchels i think they are so cool, your new clutch is also so versatile, check ebay for bags i scored a genuine mui-mui for £15 once, kurt geiger and carvela for buttons, all worn to death x look forward to your next post

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    1. I don't think it's even possible! I'd love one for each outfit, too! Thank you. I do look on ebay from time to time, but have never seen a bargain as good at that! Miu miu for £15? Yes please!

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  4. Super Great Blog !!!! Lovely Bags
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    http://storytaleshop.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm also bag obsessed and have a fair few! I'm addicted to Mulberry which is far too an expensive a habit to maintain!

    Love that DP Clutch (I've just bought that bird dress with the 20% off DP Code!) x

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    1. Mulberry bags are gorgeous. A habit I can't afford!

      Thank you! Ooh that's great! Did you go for the black or brown? x

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  6. Bags are my obsession too! :) I have a scarily large collection of them!

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    1. Haha me too. I think I have at least 40!

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  7. I love your bag collection! I'm also doing the Fblogger Challenge! Follow me www.helenaswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk I'll follow back! xx

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    1. Thank you! I've followed you now! I like seeing what people come up with for these challenges!

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  8. I have the most DRESSES! I recognise the Miss Selfridge quilted bag- I wanted it myself but never got round to buying it, boo!

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    1. That's the best MOST there is! It's a shame you never got the bag- i really love mine. So practical!

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